The Buddhadharma is organised around the principle that experiencing is central to the ‘wakeful’ life. (“Buddha” means ‘awake.)

All the familiar Buddhist terms – mindfulness, situational awareness (clear comprehension), meditation, grounded attention (yonisomanasikara), wisdom, and so on – are experiential terms. That is, they are about intimate knowledge of the life of the body.

This ‘knowledge’ is, however, not intellectual. We know the body from within the body, the feeling-tones from within the feeling-tones, the perceptions from within the perceptions, the intentional (shaping) processes from within those processes, and consciousness from within consciousness.

Felt meaning plays a fundamental role in this self-knowledge. How is this so?